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Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (STCW PSCRB)

About this course

  This course prepares crew for the launching and handling of survival craft through a series of practical exercises using a range of open and enclosed lifeboats and inflatable rescue boats to build confidence, competence and knowledge of safety procedures.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the capability to:

  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Operate a survival craft engine
  • Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship
  • Use locating devices including communications, signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Apply first aid to survivors.

How to book

PLEASE NOTE: our online booking system is undergoing essential maintenance and is currently unavailable until Monday 21 January. If you wish to book a course during this time, please email We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 4 February 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 18 February 2019 No £740 Enquire
Monday 25 February 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 4 March 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 18 March 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 25 March 2019 No £740 Enquire
Monday 8 April 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 29 April 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 13 May 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 20 May 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 10 June 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 17 June 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 24 June 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 1 July 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 8 July 2019 Yes £740 Enquire
Monday 22 July 2019 Yes £740 Enquire

Course information

Next available date

Monday 4 February 2019


5 days






Oral questioning and practical exercises.

Teaching methods

Practical and classroom.


For crew with suitable sea time experience.

Students require one of the following certificates:

  • Approved Personal Survival Techniques
  • Basic Sea Survival
  • Royal Navy Sea Survival Course
  • Fisherman’s Safety Training Course

Please note: OPITO/BOSIET/FOET is not an acceptable equivalent. 

Proof of at least six months' sea-going service. 

Photographic identification.

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